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InsiderOnline Blog: October 2008

Health Care Workers Don’t Like Waiting Lists Either

The Telegraph reports that one of Britain’s health care trusts has spent £12,116 over the past year for its staff to see private physiotherapists.

British citizens of course, can get the same service free of charge from their country’s taxpayer-funded National Health Service—if they’re willing to endure the wait. If not, they can pay for their own private physiotherapist.

A spokesman for the West Suffolk Hospital in Bury St. Edmunds told the Telegraph that the program makes sense because it gets their workers back to work sooner without having to leapfrog other patients on the waiting lists.

Well, that must make taxpayers feel totally reassured that the NHS has no intention whatsoever of giving its employees special treatment.

Posted on 10/15/08 05:09 PM by Alex Adrianson

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